During STS-52 deployment activities, the Italian Research Interim Stage (IRIS), a spinning solid fuel rocket, lifts the Laser Geodynamic Satellite II (LAGEOS II) out of its support cradle and above the thermal shield aboard Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102. The remote manipulator system (RMS) arm, with Material Exposure in Low Earth Orbit (MELEO), is positioned above the port side sill longeron. On the mission-peculiar equipment support structure (MPESS) carriers in the center foreground is... Topics: What -- STS-5, What -- LAGEOS II, What -- Columbia, What -- Earth, What -- CTA, Where -- United...
by*Credit:* Matt Bobrowsky (CTA INCORPORATED), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ].
*Description*: This is a NASA Hubble Space Telescope picture of a recently-formed "planetary nebula," known as Hen 1357. This expanding cloud of gas was ejected from the aging star in the center. Much of the gas is concentrated in a ring which appears tilted 35 degrees. This research is being presented at the 181st Meeting of the American Astronomical Society meeting in Phoenix, AZ on January 5, 1993. by Dr. Matt Bobrowsky of CTA INCORPORATED, in Rockville, Maryland. Besides the big... Topics: Hen 1357, Who -- Karl Henize, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Phoenix, What -- CTA,... Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1993/02/image/a/